Can silkies hatch button quail?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by cayuga mommy, Nov 27, 2008.

  1. cayuga mommy

    cayuga mommy Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 20, 2008
    Well, I have heard of Silkies hatching ducklings, goslings and even turkey chicks. But, could a silkie incubate and hatch button quail?
    I dont own either. But, I am just curious.
  2. ozzie

    ozzie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 12, 2007
    I've heard that they can - but the problem with quail chicks is that they aren't well-behaved like normal chicks and the mother hen usually stresses out majorly because they don't seem to respond to her calls and are apt to wander off.

    That's what I've heard anyway from people who've tried.

  3. c.wilson

    c.wilson Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 4, 2008
    ive been wondering the same exact thing
  4. panner123

    panner123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 15, 2007
    Garden Valley, ca
    The silkie will hatch them with no problems. Once they hatch you need to get them in a brooder and keep them there until they can be on their own. Remember these little monsters can sneak though an opening the sixe of nickel.
  5. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

    Mar 17, 2008
    The eggs aren't too delicate for her?

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